BASA News

LEAKED BREXIT IMMIGRATION REPORT PROMPTS INDUSTRY UPROAR

Published: 08 September 2017

Construction industry bodies have raised concerns over a leaked Home Office report outlining plans to reduce immigration, particularly in low-skilled roles, after the UK leaves the European Union. The Confederation of British Industry, Arcadis, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Home Builders Federation and the British Property Federation have called on the government to safeguard access to EU labour or “face a skills cliff edge” in construction.

Reaction to Government’s Brexit strategy position paper

Published: 30 August 2017

There have been mixed reactions to the Government’s recent Brexit strategy position paper on future customs arrangements. The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) welcomed the explicit commitment to maintaining high environmental standards post-Brexit. But the Chemical Industries Association (CIA), representing chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturers, has criticised the Government for making the full transition to Brexit unnecessarily complex.